Former Prime Minister Imran Khan will be arrested in a case involving hooliganism and sloganeering against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his delegation in Masjid-e-Nabawi, according to Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah.
“They will not be forgiven at all for what they did,” Sanaullah said in a statement, referring to Imran Khan as “fitna.” “Imran Khan will undoubtedly be apprehended,” he added.
The minister said there is no justification for not filing a case against those who violated the sanctity of Roza-e-Rasool, referring to the FIR filed against nearly 150 people, including Imran Khan (PBUH).
If any citizen comes forward and requests action in this regard, the government will not put up any barriers, he added. He claimed that the incident involving the harassment of PML-N leaders at the holy mosque was pre-planned and that people were provoked to do so.
According to Sanaullah, the Saudi government has decided to take action against those responsible for the incident, with some people being deported from the country.
He went on to say that no one should bring personal animosity or politics to Masjid-e-Nabawi.
Earlier in the day, 150 people were arrested in a case involving hooliganism at Masjid-e-Nabawi, including former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
On the complaint of a citizen named Muhammad Naeem, a case was filed against the suspects at the Madina Town Police Station in Faisalabad.
Former information minister Fawad Chaudhry, ex-special assistant to the prime minister for political communication Dr Shahbaz Gill, National Assembly former deputy speaker Qasim Khan Suri, MNA Sheikh Rashid Shafique, British-Pakistani businessman Aneel Mussarat, and others have been nominated in the case.
According to the FIR, two separate groups, one from Pakistan with 150 members and the other from London, were sent to Saudi Arabia and harassed Pakistani pilgrims and prevented them from performing religious rituals at Masjid-e-Nabawi.
The complainant claimed that the incident was the result of a premeditated conspiracy, citing Sheikh Rashid and Rashid Shafique’s statements.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed’s nephew, Sheikh Rashid Shafiq, was arrested at the Islamabad airport in the early hours of Sunday after arriving from Saudi Arabia.
The arrest was made in connection with the chanting of anti-Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his delegation slogans at Masjid-e-Nabawi.